Josephine Tanchala

March 6, 1920 — November 5, 2016

Josephine Tanchala

96 and a half year old, Josephine Tanchala of Wheatfield, passed away November 5, 2016, with her loving family around her.

On March 6, 1920, Josephine was born to Jacob and Frances (Lewandowski) Korniak in East Chicago, Indiana. She graduated from Wheatfield High School in 1938 and worked as a tele-typist for many years, later retiring from Sears catalog/retail sales. She was a member of Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church, their Altar Rosary Sodality and loved to sing in the choir.  Josephine also enjoyed playing the guitar, painting, sewing, gardening (especially her flowers) and loved collecting stuff.

Josephine is survived by her children: Paul (Renetta) Pavot, Kathryn (Dave) Bierma, and William (Pam) Pavot, 7 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Josephine was preceded in death by her first husband: Paul Pavot, and her second husband: Steve Tanchala.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Boersma Funeral Home, Wheatfield, Indiana. Catholic Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church with Father Paul Cochran officiating. Interment will follow at the Sorrowful Mother Catholic Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sorrowful Mother Altar Rosary Sodality.

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